Skytek Technologies sells HS3200 UV printer at Media Expo 2022

2getherz buys first HS3200 UV roll-to-roll machine in North India

Santosh Nair, group director, and chief executive officer at Skytek Technologies with his team at SkyTek Stand. Photo: IPP
Santosh Nair, group director, and chief executive officer at Skytek Technologies with his team at SkyTek Stand. Photo: IPP

Media Expo is where the industry stakeholders come to see the new advertising trends and technologies coming to market. We met Santosh Nair, the group director and chief executive officer at Skytek Technologies, who confirmed that the show in Delhi was exciting for the company. It was the first show after the Media Expo in Mumbai, and he received good inquiries from industry visitors.

Skytek is known for UV inkjet printers, and it has its own branded inks called the BP Series. These include solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks manufactured by Toyo Inks. It also sells a CNC cutting machine named BigPrinter sourced from Russia.

Nair said, “At Media Expo, we have shown our presence in several applications. We are showing many value prepositions in print – in terms of best speeds, costing, and better color gamuts which are missing in many UV inkjet printers. We want to show the North Indian market our machine’s capabilities. We are also displaying that our prints are PVC-free and displaying output on fabrics, which is again non-PVC. Skytek acts like a consultant to all machine buyers, and very soon, it will be a premium brand that maintains very logical pricing for its printers. We work closely with customers to develop their business models, and are transparent about the pricing and with no hidden costs..”

On the first day of the Media Expo, Skytek sold its HS3200 UV printer, a 3.2 meters roll-to-roll UV machine, to 2getherz. New Delhi-based 2getherz Marketing is considered among the eminent manufacturers and wholesalers of quality signboards, digital signage, flex boards, and acrylic letter boards.

Parveen Sharma, director of 2togetherz marketing, said, “At 2getherz, we provide all kinds of output like UV printing, and flex printing, using solvent inks and others. Our reason for joining Skytek was the quality of print that Skytek’s printer provides and also its strong technical team. In the coming years, people will move towards sustainability with UV and create a greener environment. We are preparing ourselves for the future by considering the massive change that will take place in the ecosystem after installing this machine. And, this is the first Skytek machine to be installed in the Northern part of India.” 

Rajnish Nigam, co-founder, and COO, Engigo (Left) and Rakesh Jhamnani, founder and CEO of Engigo (Right) at Skytek’s Stand in Media Expo 2022. Photo: IPP
Rajnish Nigam, co-founder, and COO, Engigo (Left) and Rakesh Jhamnani, founder and CEO of Engigo (Right) at Skytek’s Stand in Media Expo 2022.
Photo: IPP

On the second day of the expo, Skytek announced the presence of Engigo at its stand. Engigo is a service-based organization to provide all kinds of technical support to the printing industry. The company was launched by Rakesh Jhamnani, founder and CEO of Engigo, and Rajnish Nigam, co-founder, and COO, of Engigo, in 2022 as the first company that provides a 24×7 technical support and helpline to the printing industry in the country.

Engigo mainly focuses on the digital print industry, including eco-solvent, solvent, and UV inkjet printers, and helps automate and streamline the equipment’s effective servicing. Rakesh Jhamnani said, “In Media Expo, we have launched this service portal which has a 24×7 helpline number to address the needs of printers. We have a team of 20 engineers who are experts in digital print. Of these, ten experts handle the calls and solve the queries of printers by assisting them in the best manner possible. We are also planning to introduce an app for printers to book the engineers. It will also allow print businesses to access the actual status and the entire logs of previous maintenance and queries.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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